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Saturday, February 14, 2015

Grow Your Blog Party 2015 Winner

Welcome. I am so happy that you stopped by for a  cup of tea.  It was so much fun and such a pleasure participating in Vicki's Grow Your Blog Party this year and getting to meet and visit so many new faces and beautiful blogs as well as sharing information about myself with my readers and followers as well as new readers and followers.Thank you to everyone who left such nice comments and entered the drawing - I wish I had a prize for each one of you.

The winner of the pink bicycle is Jean Tuthill of A Romantic County Home www.aromanticcountryhome.blogspot.com.  Jean please email me your address so I can mail you your painting at erinsart@ca.rr.com.

The Roses in the painting were inspired by the Our Lady of Guadalupe Roses in my front yard - the photos were taken last Spring when they were in full bloom.

A very special thank you goes to Thearica Burroughs from the amazing blog Stitch and Quilt www.stitchandquilt.com who donated her beautiful hand made quilt -  "Fight Loud - Fight Proud"  (she named it after the bright colors in the batik fabric) to be used to raise money to find a cure for breast cancer at the annual Team Think Pink fundraiser that I am involved with.  I donate my "pink" art  during Breast Cancer Awareness month to Team Think Pink (a non-profit) to help raise money to find a cure and 100% of the funds they raise are donated to the Susan Komen Foundation. Thearica read about the fundraiser on my GYB party blog post and reached out to me and donated her quilt.

The words "Fight Like A Girl" are embroidered in the pink heart on the quilt.The quilt is lined in black and is exquisitely stitched by Thearica.  You can see more of her lovely stitch and quilt art on her blog at www.stitchandquilt.com

Thank you to Vicki  of 2 Bags Full for hosting the 3rd annual Grow Your Blog 
Party.  Vicki has a wonderful blog where she shares her beautiful knitting, gardens that her husband tends,writes about her fabulous travels and shares amazing photographs, as well as hosts various philanthropic gathering on her blog over at vicki-2bagsfull.blogspot.com

Thank you for stopping by.  I love hearing from you and sincerely appreciate your visits, e-mails, comments and those following my blog. We are having unusually warm weather in Southern California and the Spring bulbs and flowers are starting to bloom early.

Have a lovely week.  Blessings,  Erin

"May he grant you your heart's desire, and fulfill all your plans."  Psalm  20:4


Julie's Lifestyle said...

First off Happy Valentine's Day! Congrats to the winner of your lovely giveaway! Enjoy the rest of the weekend.

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Happy Valentines Day. Congratulations to the winner of your lovely picture.
Have a wonderful sunny weekend. Isn't the weather terrific.

Stephanie said...

Congratulations to the blessed winner! I hope you had a lovely Valentine's Day. Hugs to you!

Sue Kosec said...

Congratulations to Jean on winning the beautiful painting. I'm sure you'll proudly display and every time you see it, you'll think of the love in each brush stroke.

Thank you so much for opening your home and gardens to all of us, Erin. It was a pleasure to be entertained by you at your party.

Much love!

Cherie said...

Even more lovely photo's to inspire me. I utterly love reading your posts.

Sami said...

Congratulations to Jean, what a beautiful gift to treasure.

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

Those roses are gorgeous and so is your pink bike painting. The winner is going to love it!

sarah said...

The painting looks gorgeous! The winner is such a lucky person :)! I hope you had a lovely Valentine's Day!

Jean Tuthill said...

Hi Erin, thank you so much for the lovely pink painting. I also wear pink. I sent my address to you by email this morning. To find out I won really made my day. Thanks again for your generosity, I am thrilled!